Starbucks, McDonalds and Dunkin’ Donuts are all convenient, but when it comes to local coffee, Shreveport-Bossier City has a number of shops and cafes to choose from. From downtown to north of town, check out these nine places where you can grab your morning joe:

1. GOLA Coffee

Located on LSUS campus, GOLA coffee is a product of Baptist Collegiate Ministry. Don’t forget to stop by and try their Ginga Bread Frocos. It’s a seasonal treat!

2. Rhino Coffee

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Whether you’re downtown or in uptown, you can get your Iced Lighting at either location. Rhino has delicious muffins, lunch and more.

3. Bon Temps Coffee Bar

Bon Temps in downtown Shreveport offers up a great brew and a ton of other things during the week. Between live music, weekly game nights, open mic jams and spoken word events, there’s never a boring time when you #meetatbons.

4. The Coffery

This is one of SB’s newest Coffee Shops, but trust us, they’re pros. With 25 years in the business, The Coffery offers a full-on “coffee experience.” From roasting observation to cupping classes, they have a variety of activities to partake in other than just sipping your cold brew.

5. Retro 521

Downtown Bossier City is becoming the hippest place in SB, and a big part is due to Retro 521. They’re not just a coffee shop, but an event center and cafe, too. Their vintage themed windows are always changing and always eye catching.

6. MOOR Coffee

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MOOR Coffee is the brainchild of Broadmoor Baptist Church. Whether hot or cold, iced or blended, coffee lovers have a ton of options. Not to mention it houses one of the largest indoor playgrounds in the area with five levels.

7. 4 J’s Java & More

This casual and cool downtown spot is located on Texas Street and has been in downtown area for a number of years. 4 J’s Java & More offers coffee, a variety of beverages and pastries. Plus you can book their upstairs area for private events.

8. On the Road Coffee

Just down the road from Louisiana Downs on Highway 80 is On the Road Coffee. The shop is a ministry of Open Road Fellowship Church where $.05 of every item purchased goes back to a local church and $.20 of every item goes to a featured non-profit.

9. The Well at Brookwood

Brookwood’s coffee house, The Well, serves Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee to help contribute to their mission of reconciliation. All coffee purchases go to helping Rwanda; all profits from any purchase (coffee or not) go to missions.